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Is there a non-surgical treatment for hydrocephalus?

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Dr. Yo-El Ju
Neurology
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In brief: Not usually

Hydrocephalus is caused by blockage of the "pipes" that drain fluid pockets in/around the brain.
Some cause of blockage due to temporary swelling, infection, or tumor responsive to non surgical treatments can improve without surgery. But most causes of hydrocephalus will require surgery.

In brief: Not usually

Hydrocephalus is caused by blockage of the "pipes" that drain fluid pockets in/around the brain.
Some cause of blockage due to temporary swelling, infection, or tumor responsive to non surgical treatments can improve without surgery. But most causes of hydrocephalus will require surgery.
Dr. Yo-El Ju
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Dr. Theodore Spinks
Neurosurgery
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In brief: Not really

Although there are medications that decrease spinal fluid production, they do not do enough to treat true hydrocephalus.
There are many surgical options, such as a shunt or a third ventriculostomy, but surgery is required for active hydrocephalus.

In brief: Not really

Although there are medications that decrease spinal fluid production, they do not do enough to treat true hydrocephalus.
There are many surgical options, such as a shunt or a third ventriculostomy, but surgery is required for active hydrocephalus.
Dr. Theodore Spinks
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